In my first Master in Development I learned techniques and had the illusion that I could apply methods disregarding reality. Studying CADES helped me to better tailor my work to communities I was already working in.

Magda Tancau
consultant and trainer in the area of community development for Foundation PACT - Partnership for Community Action and Transformation; Active Citizenship Projects Coordinator within the European Think Tank Pour la Solidarite - CADES graduate


ALLAHVERDIYEV, Elchin Azerbeidzjan

BROEKHOF, Margarida Netherlands

CALLER I SALAS, Pablo Belgium

CHIBEBE, Abigail Zimbabwe

CHIDOZIE, Emmanuel Uchenna, Nigeria

DE HAES, Jan Belgium

DENOPRA, Mary Madeliene Philippines

DEZYN, Thibaud Belgian

DOUAGNI, Edwige Cameroon

DRIOUACH, Reda Netherlands

ESSEH WANKI KANG, Presca Cameroon

GENNARO, Valerio Italy

HEMELINGS, Laura Belgium

HUYGE, Lisa Belgium

IAVORENCIUC, Elena Romania

IKODINOVIC, Ljiljana Yugoslavia

KARAÇALTI, Hatice Asena Turkey

KURITA, Wakako Japan

LATRÉ, Robbe Belgian

LIO, June Singapore

LURVINK, Anne-Fleur The Netherlands

MCCAFFREY, Megan Canada


SARPONG, Francisca Adoma Ghana

SELIMOVIC, Enisa Belgium

SHAMSEDDINE, Karyna Lebanon

TAELS, Brent Belgium

TRAN, Thi Hong Vietnam

VAGHETTI, Frederica Italy

VAN DEN ENDE, Johanna Bastiana Netherlands

VAN DUN, Eef Belgium

VAN ENIS, Ann-Sofie Belgium

VAN EVEN, Priscilla Belgium

VANLEE, Marnick Belgium

VEITHEN, Christophe Belgium


VERES, Mate Hungaria

VERIJKE, Annelies Belgium

VILLANUEVA, Therese Anne Philippines


BUTOYI, Hussein Burundi

DAAS, Yousuf Palestine

DERILLO, Mari Jeanie Philippines

DO Th,i Quyen Vietnam

TITANG, Franklin Forzo Cameroon

MBAWU, Chipo Zimbabwe

MURAI, Travor Zimbabwe

PUTRY, Cindy Shabrina Indonesia

RAJAOFARA, Holisoa Madagascar

SANTOS, Janine Patricia Philippines

THEBE, Phillip Zimbabwe

VARGAS ROMAN, Veronica Christina Ecuador

PARK, Choyoung Korea


BERNAL HERNANDEZ, Carla Areceli Mexico

WOITSCH, Sebastian Germany

DIKMANS, Bas The Netherlands

TOMOVA, Milena Bulgaria

ZAHERAN, Mbarak Israel

TIWAR, Nupur India

RUJOUB, Mohammad Palestian

SEIJBEL, Jasmin Anne The Netherlands

FREIHORST, Karen Germany

GARCIA PALLAS, Maritza Spain

DIERCKX, Emma Belgium

KRIEKEMANS, Lise Belgium

GALBUSERA, Sandra Belgium

VANCUTSEM, Peter Belgium

BECKERS, Lore Belgium

SEYCHELL, Angela Malta

VAES, Lena Belgium


The interdisciplinary research seminar lies at the core of the CADES programme. It offers its students the possibility to engage in leading-edge research. CADES students are visionary people who reflect on possible futures of the world and various ways of acting upon these futures. Organised in small interdisciplinary teams, students explore a topical subject in development, analyse and assess the theoretical and practical context of the people involved and discuss with a central actor if a - and which - strategy could be a culture sensitive answer to the issues raised.

Check out students’ recent research on

> Seeds of Knowledge; on seed saving networks and knowledge in Belgium

> The impact of climate change on female farmers in Ghana’s Northern Volta region